I am never ceased to be amazed at the amount of glass that is used in showcase modern residential building. Recent award winning homes seem to have whole glass walls....to take in the million dollar views admittedly...but how comfortable are they to live in? Architectural magazines are full of floor to ceiling rooms ...even bathrooms if privacy is available.
Heating in winter would be an enormous cost.....I can't see these sorts of houses employing "close fitting drapes" to retain the heat in the house at night. How do they do it without incurring huge expense?
Does thicker glass make that much difference that it can remain uncovered at night so that there is not such inefficient heat loss?